20 (More!) Favorite Things To Buy At ALDI

20 of my favorite things to buy at ALDI

Thank you to ALDI for sponsoring this post! One day last January, I was at ALDI for my weekly shopping trip and decided to snap some photos for a post on this blog. I wanted to show newcomers the basics of shopping at ALDI and highlight 20 of the items that are almost always in my cart. I figured it might help newbies know where to start and give regular shoppers some new ideas. Read: How to Shop at ALDI + My 20 Favorite Things to Buy. I had no idea that the post would become my most ...

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Gluten-Free Wild Blueberry & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cups

Gluten Free Blueberry Oatmeal Cups

I’m very happy to be working with Wild Blueberries, who sponsored today’s post. Are you already a fan of my Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cups? They are the most popular recipe on this blog–and I’ve heard from more than one of you that you make a batch of them every week! I totally get it: They’re satisfying,…

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Here’s How Many Fruits and Vegetables Kids Need Every Day

How many fruits and vegetables kids need every day

You know the Food Guide Pyramid. You know MyPlate. You know your kids need fruits and veggies. But what does it mean in the real world–and what does a whole day’s worth really look like? You may see these photos and think it’s way more than your kids eat–or way less. Personally, putting together this post made me realize…

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NIFTY TRICKS 4 Rules For Successfully Swapping Honey For Sugar In Any Baked Good from The Kitchn How To Make Crispy Tofu Without Deep-Frying from The Kitchn How To Choose A Meal Delivery Service from Alissa Rumsey Nutrition & Wellness ADVICE ON FEEDING KIDS Child Feeding Sanity For Summer from Healthy Little Eaters 5 Strategies To Help Your Child…

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What We Ate Wednesday: Starring Me

What We Ate Wednesday

Before I dive in, here’s the deal: I’ve had comments on my WWAW posts in the past along the lines of “This isn’t enough food” and “I would starve if I ate like this”. As I’ve said before, I’m a small person, and my appetite fluctuates quite a lot from day to day. And when I’m…

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How to Make Fruit Infused Water

How to Make Fruit-Infused Water

Here’s the sad truth: I don’t love the taste of plain water. (I fess up to that one and a few more in My 5 Worst Eating Habits). I mean, It’s fine. But it rarely gets me chugging like I should. A little bit of flavoring? That’s a game-changer. Fruit infused water is such a light, refreshing solution….

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Chocolate Milk Ice Cubes

Chocolate Milk Ice Cubes

“Mom, I have an idea for your blog.” Were any sweeter words ever spoken? My 11 year old came to me last week with this nifty concept: Freeze chocolate milk in an ice cube tray–then use the cubes to flavor plain white milk. Fun, right? And it adds flavor to milk but far less sugar than…

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Foods For Fertility

Foods for Fertility

Though I didn’t have issues with becoming pregnant, I saw several friends and family members struggle with the pain and stress of infertility, including secondary infertility, the inability to get pregnant after giving birth to one or more children. Today I’m happy to have a guest post written by two fellow dietitians, Sarah Haas and Elizabeth Shaw, who are…

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20 Healthy Team Snacks for Kids

20 Healthy Team Snacks

Spring sports are in full swing. If your child’s team gathers after games for a snack, I’ve got 20 healthy ideas for you! Too many typical team snacks–like gummy fruit snacks, cookies, donuts, and chips–are full of sugar, sodium, and artificial stuff. But fruits (and veggies) are hydrating, sweet, simple, and full of good nutrition kids…

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NIFTY TRICKS How to Make 14 Natural Food Dye Alternatives from Kids Activities Blog How to Make Homemade Corn Tortillas (Without A Tortilla Press!) from Teaspoon of Spice How To Cook Salmon In The Slow Cooker from The Kitchn TIPS ON FEEDING KIDS 5 Strategies To Motivate Your Toddler To Eat Healthy from Fields Of Flavor 3 Powerful Words: “Thanks…

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Kid-Friendly Wild Blueberry & Kefir Breakfast Smoothie

Wild Blueberry & Kefir Smoothie

I’m very happy to be working with Wild Blueberries, who sponsored today’s post. My freezer is full of bags of frozen fruit for smoothies. Some (like frozen mango) are store-bought, others (like frozen peaches and strawberries) are squirreled away after our summer u-pick adventures. But I hadn’t tried frozen Wild Blueberries until I visited Maine last summer to…

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